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Andy Gardner, guest Matt Marcus, La Cerca at Plush, Tucson, Spring 2004.

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"I kept playing it over and over," said Boo about La Cerca's last release, and he wasn't alone. Andy Gardner's ongoing, mutating band has its own aesthetic, evident even in a town full of good players. Often called eclectic, the trio (and guests) deliver solid songwriting in a mix with texture. I asked songwriter Andy Gardner if I could photograph him recently at Club la Nuit, where he stages shows. "I'd rather you photographed me with my band," he replied. The low light at Plush made that a tough order, but we'll be back for more. The band was having fun and so were we.

-- cia romano, spring 2004